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Alias Automotive 2014

Alias Automotive 2014 – New features

A playlist of 11 videos covering the new features and workflow improvements of Autodesk Alias Surface 2014, including Multi-Surface Fillet, Array and Path array tools, Profile tools and others.

Modeling a 40K Rhino Tank in Zbrush 4R7 using ZModeler

Modeling a 40K Rhino Tank in Zbrush 4R7 using ZModeler

A series of seven videos that show te complete modeling process of the Rhino tank vehicle from Warhammer 40K game, using the new ZModeler brush.

Rhino and Solidworks Workflows

Rhino and Solidworks Workflows

In this video designer Thomas Parel explains the main differences between using Rhino and SolidWorks and shows some techniques for integrating them together.

Primitive Blockout in ZBrush

Primitive Blockout in ZBrush

This video tutorial demonstrates how to block out an automotive concept car seat using a low-poly primitive in ZBrush 4R6.

Modeling a car light in Rhino

Modeling a car light in Rhino

This 44-minute video shows the 3D modeling process of a car stop light, done in Rhinoceros. A 3dm file is available for download.

Modeling Complex Transitions in Rhino

Modeling Complex Transitions in Rhino

In this tutorial Brian James from McNeel explains how to model smooth transitions in Rhinoceros 5.0 using combinations of fillets, sweeps and network surfaces.

Easy Shut Lines in Rhino

Easy Shut Lines in Rhino

A video tutorial by Scott Schneider, who explains how to use Rhino 5 new ApplyShutLining tool to create and evaluate panel parting lines in a non destructive way.

Advanced Filleting in Rhino

Advanced Filleting in Rhino

A collection of tutorials that show how to manually create fillets in situations where the automatic filleting tools in Rhino may fail.

Using Zbrush in Vehicle Design

Using Zbrush in Vehicle Design

A brief introduction on how to use ZBrush to quickly sketch out concepts for industrial and transportation design.

3-D Printing Rhino Models

3-D Printing Rhino Models

A 1 hour 20 minute long webinar presented by Kyle Houchens, who shows how to prepare a Rhino model for 3-D printing.

MODO for Design Ideation

MODO for Design Ideation

A playlist that shows some of the modeling techniques offered by MODO for the 3D modeling workflow, specifically targeted to designers. Includes four episodes on basic tools, sculpting, applying decals and exporting (cover: bike concept by Harald Belker).

Class A Surfaces Part 1

Class A Surfaces Part 1

The first part of a video tutorial on Class A Surfaces, explaining the meaning of the term and how surface transitions affect reflections. General overview applied to Rhinoceros and VSR Shape Modeling Plug-in.

3D Modeling Ear Buds in Rhino

3D Modeling Ear Buds in Rhino

In this 40 minutes video tutorial concept designer and instructor Kyle Houchens shows how to create a product 3D model starting from a reference sketch.

Freeform Modeling in Rhino

Freeform Modeling in Rhino

In this one-hour webinar James Carruthers of Hydraulic Design shows his basic modeling workflow, as well as a few advanced tricks for modeling complex freeform shapes in Rhino.

Jaroslav Rassadin on industrial design software

Jaroslav Rassadin on industrial design software

An article that covers some of the basics of 3D modeling software for industrial and transportation design (link to the automated English translation).

How to approach modeling with T-Splines

How to approach modeling with T-Splines

A video clip from a T-Splines webinar, where Sky Greenawalt and Kyle Houchens discuss approaches to 3D modeling using T-Splines in Rhino.

Empowering the Burn to Design: A Creative Journey from 2D to 3D

Empowering the Burn to Design: A Creative Journey from 2D to 3D

In this lecture from Autodesk University 2012, vehicle designer Pete Blades shows his workflows for quickly creating concepts using SketchbookPro and Alias Automotive.

Autodesk Alias: Making the Discovery

Autodesk Alias: Making the Discovery

A video presentation from Autodesk University 2012 covering the ideation and design process inside Autodesk Alias. Requires free registration.

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